Back when Jon Favreau was mounting a production of Iron Man, or Kenneth Branagh was figuring out how to do Thor on the big screen, a part in a Marvel Studios movie probably felt like “the next gig.” These are starving artists, after all, and comic book movies back in those days weren’t genre-defining event pictures, like they are now. Today, you would assume that a new Marvel role comes with the weight of expectations, so when I had an opportunity to interview Wyatt Russell, Erin Kellyman and Amy Aquino about their casting in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, they opened up about that pressure. Watch their answers above.
Erin Kellyman plays a mysterious figure named Karli Morganthau, the super-soldiered leader of the anti-patriotism Flag Smashers who may or may not be a bad guy. When I asked her if she viewed Falcon and the Winter Soldier as just another gig, she quickly confessed:
Chalk The Falcon and the Winter Soldier co-star Amy Aquino as another one who came to the project with the burden of expectations. In the show, Aquino plays Dr.Christina Raynor, the therapist trying to untangle Sam (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky’s (Sebastian Stan) relationship. She tells CinemaBlend:
The only one in the Falcon and the Winter Soldier cast who took the opposite approach to this inquiry was Wyatt Russell. The current Captain America took a very practical approach to our question, perhaps in an effort to distance himself from Cap’s legacy, by stating:
He’s right. And yet, I feel like anyone adding to the legacy of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has to feel special on some level. Maybe not. Episode three of the debut season of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is streaming now on Disney+. Be sure to bookmark our guide to upcoming Marvel TV shows to learn what’s next from the house that Kevin Feige built.
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Sean O’Connell is a journalist and CinemaBlend’s Managing Editor. Sean created ReelBlend, which he proudly cohosts with Jake Hamilton and Kevin McCarthy. And he's the author of RELEASE THE SNYDER CUT, the Spider-Man history book WITH GREAT POWER, and an upcoming book about Bruce Willis.